USGC Welcomes New Member CHS Renewable Fuels

 The U.S. Grains Council (USGC) is pleased to welcome CHS Renewable Fuels as its newest member.

CHS Inc. is a leading global agribusiness owned by farmers, ranchers and cooperatives across the United States. Diversified in energy, grains and foods, CHS is committed to helping its customers, farmer-owners and other stakeholders grow their businesses through its domestic and global operations.

After 30 Years With USGC, Gary Marshall Still Looks Ahead

As the U.S. Grains Council (USGC) honors him for 30 years of involvement, Missouri Corn Merchandising Council Chief Executive Officer Gary Marshall shows he's still looking to the future.

"I think we're on the threshold of blowing open the international market for ethanol – we're in the vanguard of a new market the Council helped create," Marshall said when asked to reflect on USGC and his long tenure with the organization.

Tilstra, Barlow See Unique Council Strengths

Long-serving delegates to the U.S. Grains Council (USGC) are quick to share the Council's strengths. After 15 years, Harold Tilstra of Purina Animal Nutrition LLC, said he sees the Council's focus on exports as key.

"So many organizations have all kinds of diverse political agendas," he explains. "Once you understand how the Council works, you figure out that this is not the organization where you bring those agendas. You're here because you believe in the importance of promoting and servicing exports. That single focus helps our functionality."

State Organization Execs Agree on Council’s Value

State checkoff executives play a unique role within the U.S. Grains Council (USGC), from newer executives like Jill Barnhardt of the Kansas Grain Sorghum Commission and Greg Krissek of the Kansas Corn Commission - both being recognized for five years of service - to veterans like Virginia Corn's Phil Hickman and Maryland Grain Producers' Lynne Hoot.

When asked about their USGC experiences, Hickman and Hoot offer similar perspectives on the Council's value.

See You Soon: Join USGC In Louisville For Summer Annual Meeting


The U.S. Grains Council (USGC) is looking forward to seeing more than 300 members, delegates and guests at its 56th Annual Board of Delegates Meeting scheduled to begin Sunday in Louisville, Kentucky.

The summer meeting agenda includes a vibrant line-up of speaker presentations, including a keynote presentation by journalist and businessman Ron Insana.

Key topics at the meeting will include the current environment for trade policy priorities as well as current market conditions in the more than 50 countries globally hosting USGC programs.

Download USGC’s Grains Conversion Calculator App Today

Grain Conversions App

The U.S. Grains Council (USGC) encourages members of the global grain trade to download its grains conversion calculator app as they prepare to participate in the organization's summer meeting next week or follow the grain markets this growing season.

The app is available for Apple, Android and Microsoft platforms by searching for "grain conversion calculator."

The calculator converts between English units and metric units for grains and related measures, such as temperature, distance and area.

USGC, NCGA Welcome New Receptionist/Administrative Assistant To Washington, D.C., Staff

Please join the U.S. Grains Council (USGC) and the National Corn Growers Association (NCGA) in welcoming Larry Byrd to their Washington, D.C., staffs.

Byrd will join the Council and NCGA in Washington as the receptionist and administrative assistant. In this capacity, Byrd will serve as the first point of contact for visitors and callers, as well as greet and direct guests to the appropriate staff members and assist with office projects.

Agribusiness United Joins USGC As Newest Member

The U.S. Grains Council (USGC) is pleased to welcome new member Agribusiness United North American Corporation.

Founded in 2010, Agribusiness United is committed to offering a comprehensive range of products and services and works closely with local suppliers, grain elevators and processors to build expertise and maximize client satisfaction.

Located in Savannah, Georgia and Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE), the company sources, ships and delivers grains and feed ingredients around the world.